Photo of the crash scene shortly after it happened. (Image taken from Traffic Cam)

Man, 90, seriously injured in Surrey pedestrian crash

City’s first serious pedestrian-related crash of 2018

SURREY — A 90-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after Surrey recorded its first major pedestrian-related crash of the year early Thursday evening.

It happened shortly before 6 p.m., at 72nd Avenue and 130th Street in Newton. He was struck by a Ford pickup truck.

“It looks like the driver turned left into the pedestrian there, didn’t see him for whatever reason,” Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann said Friday. “The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with police.”

Schumann said the victim is in serious condition, still in hospital.

“Visibility will be considered,” Schumann said. “Nothing is being discounted right now except for speed and impairment. Those are not being considered as factors.”

In 2017, eight pedestrians were killed and 10 were seriously injured on Surrey’s streets. All told, there were 20 traffic fatalities and 23 serious injuries in Surrey in 2017.

In comparison, 10 pedestrians were killed in Surrey in 2016 and 20 were seriously injured. That year, Surrey recorded 14 fatalities and 29 people seriously hurt in crashes.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey talk by a woman Oprah calls an ‘astonishingly gifted intuitive’

Canadian tour brings Carolyn Myss to Bell theatre in February

Ocean Park laboratory to relocate

Services will be held out of Peace Arch Hospital, starting March 2

White Rock cannabis-ban plan sparks opposition

Residents voice criticism over city zoning strategy

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Sexsmith set to suit up for Giants

Vancouver signs ninth overall pick in 2017 WHL bantam draft

Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley slated for Saturday morning

It’s a march for women’s rights and social justice for the most marginalized

Police investigate sexual assault of teen girl on Abbotsford school grounds

Incident occurred Wednesday night on elementary school grounds

Most Read